Weekly Writing Prompt: 29/12/2021

Gillian Church posts Writing Prompts every week and I like to take part with a few snippets and pieces of flash fiction.

The Prompt:
I don’t think you really want to know what my New Year’s resolutions are, but since you insist…

The Submission:
“I’m gonna admit something,” I said through gritted teeth. “Something I’ve wanted to admit for years but keep putting off for one reason or another.”

She stared back at me; her eyes betrayed no emotion, no suspicion.

I turned away from those big blue glassy eyes. She always had a way of seeing right into my soul and I made me as uncomfortable as it did excited.

“I suppose you probably already know,” I soldiered on, taking a swig from my beer. It was rancid and stale and had been sitting out for way too long but I needed the confidence boost. “I mean, it’s pretty obvious. At least I always thought so…I dunno about you?”

She said nothing; she simply sat there and watched me, silently and expectedly.

I took a deep breath that hissed through my pursed lips. “Basically…I think I’ve been in love with you since the day we met.” I cringed; it sounded so corny, and yet I couldn’t stop myself now. “Did you ever wonder why I was always hanging around you? Any chance I could get, I’d come see you; we used to walk out of lectures together, I’d always be there with the first drink at the bar. I fancied you so badly…it almost ate me up inside.”

I flicked my eyes to hers. She knew. Of course she knew; everyone had known.

“I wanted to tell you so many times but there was always something, y’know!? Friends, drinks, those blokes of yourself that kept coming in and sweeping you off your feet…then all that time spent pining after them after I convinced them to leave you alone. I tell you…it wasn’t easy. That last guy was a big one, and people started asking questions afterwards and you were so upset that he just up and left you…”

I looked down at the floor; stained and cracked and littered with broken porcelain. “I hope you understand that I had to do it…I did it for you…”

Her face wore a blank expression that I took to be understanding. Her eyes were so wide, so knowing; her skin so clean, even with that one flaw…a small dribble of bloody salvia trickling from the corner of her lips.

“I did it all for you…and now we can be together forever, just like we were always meant to be!”

She slowly slumped forward in her chair, collapsing down to the table in a lifeless heap.

I love her so much.

What did you think to this week’s writing prompt? Did you submit anything for it? Have you ever written any flash fiction before? I’d love to know what you think to my snippets and writing prompts, so feel free to sign up and let me know what you think below or leave a comment on my Instagram page. You can also follow Gillian Church to take part in her Weekly Writing Prompt challenge.

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